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Wrightsville Beach Sailing

Sailing in Wrightsville Beach


Grab your captain's hat and help raise the sails aboard Zoe, a state-of-the-art 2019 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349. This 3.5 hour adventure sail will take you south, towards the Atlantic Ocean through Masonboro Inlet.
After experiencing the thrill of sailing on the ocean, you'll anchor behind Masonboro Island, North Carolina’s largest undisturbed barrier island, for some exciting exploration.This private charter can accommodate up to six people and is suitable for all ages.


Learn to sail aboard one of our 14’ Hobie Catamarans or get sailing certified by taking Soundside’s American Sailing Association (ASA) Courses.  The course is family-friendly and welcomes all ages over 13, with no previous boating experience required.
Hands-on training includes open water sailing, docking, anchoring, etc. Upon graduation, you will receive ASA certification, and you will be ready to safely and confidently skipper boats of 20 ft. On completion of your certificate, you can rent the J/22 on your own to further develop your skills and confidence.

Cocktail Sail

Let the captain and crew do all the work while you relax aboard our newest member of the fleet, Bella. Enjoy a Caribbean-inspired cocktail while you cruise our local waterways and watch the sunset. Bella is a 44' Lagoon catamaran, fully equipped with air conditioning and generator, sound system, grill, and many comfortable spots to relax! Enjoy all the comforts of home while out on the water.

Half-Day Catamaran Sail

Set sail aboard Bella, our 44' catamaran! On this half-day (4hr) private charter, you will sail around the waterways of Wrightsville Beach and Atlantic Ocean. You'll work with your captain to plan your perfect itinerary of islands and local spots. Upon anchoring, the crew will dinghy you around wherever you'd like to go!
This beautiful boat is our newest addition to the fleet and is fully equipped with air conditioning, generator, sound system, grill, and many comfortable spots to relax! Enjoy all the comforts of home while out on the water.
Customize this cruise to your liking - enjoy a serene Masonboro Island, party at Palm Tree Island, swing on a rope swing along the ICW, or stop for drinks at Dockside's waterfront bar.


Cast a line or sit back and relax with your favorite drink as you soak in some of the best sunset views in Wrightsville Beach. The captain and crew will make you feel at ease aboard our 40′ sailboat, Allana. The Allana sunset sail lasts 1.5 - 2 hours and is safe for all ages. There is a four person minimum and six person maximum. Private or mid-day charters are also available.


The 14’ Hobie Wave is an excellent craft to learn the basics. With its stability and single sail, the Hobie Wave is ideal for the shallow waters of our sound. It's responsive yet forgiving–and very fast!
Our certified instructors will show you the ropes. If you have sailing experience, our instructors will take you through a quick vetting process and you’ll be on your way.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there sailing in Wilmington, NC?

Sailing lessons and sailing rentals are available near Wilmington in Wrightsville Beach at Blockade Runner Beach Resort (275 Waynick Blvd, Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480).